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Sep 13, 2014 - Day 35 - south of Calgary
Today was a glorious day with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. As we headed south of Calgary on Highway 2, the main stop of the day was at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We explored their beautiful interpretive centre built into the side of the hill, and the trails to both the top and the bottom of the jump. We ended the day at a lovely RV park beside Lee Creek in Cardston, AB, and actually sat out in the sunshine and had a beer after we got set up. Heading to Waterton Lakes NP tomorrow for the next few...Jump to full entry
Jul 25, 2010 - Unhappiness is ...
Waterton Lakes Park is doing some renovation on it's parking area in the Red Rock Canyon area, requiring visitors to take a shuttle. The shuttle leaves Waterton Township on the hour. Unfortunately, Waterton is new to this shuttle business. They had only 1 shuttle bus that filled up quickly, leaving us on the outside. They brought up a van and loaded the immediate leftovers but then started turning people away, telling them they had to wait an hour. Then, at the other 2 pickups, the driver told the waiting tourists they, too, would have to...Jump to full entry
Jul 24, 2010 - Goat Haunt
A smooth boat ride took us the length of Upper Waterton Lake, right past the border and back into Montana to Goat Haunt. We even had to show our passports. Goat Haunt is the start of a trailhead to Kootenai Lake, an ideal environment for moose. Although only about 5½ miles, it is the worst trail we have ever walked. It was a narrow path through high plant growth, over swampy, muddy ground. There was no breeze and the sun was hot. Although we were encased in a cloud of mosquito repellant, we were attacked by kamikaze mosquitoes that did...Jump to full entry
Jul 23, 2010 - Boy, what a wild life!
No hiking today but boy did we see wildlife! We did the touristy thing in the tiny burg of Waterton Township where there are deer feasting on peoples' lawns and plantings everywhere and then indulged ourselves with a nice lunch in the historic Prince of Wales Hotel. We checked out Cameron Falls and took the requisite photos before heading for Cameron Lake. This is a 10-mile drive. Within that 10 miles we saw 11 bears in 6 different spottings. One time we had pulled into a turnout so that Jim could scan the hills for bears. As he uselessly...Jump to full entry
Jul 22, 2010 - O Canada!
We are now in Canada where we will be for the next month. As we left Montana, we took our time, enjoying the beauty of the flowers that are blossoming everywhere. Our route was the Chief Mountain International Highway which took us into the Canadian part of Glacier National Park and then into Waterton Lakes National Park. As we drove into the park, we saw an unusual sign. We were familiar with signs indicating deer crossing, moose crossing and livestock crossing but this was a new one - salamander crossing. The government is trying to keep...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2010 - Waterton National Park & Cardston, AB, Canada
We left St. Mary's today and headed to Canada. Our crossing at the border was uneventful. They didn't even stamp our passports. They just asked a few questions and sent us on our way. We headed to Waterton National Park and Red Rock Canyon. We got to the park. There is a small town of Waterton within the park. It was a quaint little town. We found a few places where deer were grazing on the front lawns of the homes. It wasn't really a great place to be towing a trailer unless you were headed to one of the campgrounds. So we decided to go...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2010 - Remington Carriage Museum
This morning we had hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. It was yummy and a great break from our usual breakfast of cereal! It is still very windy today - in fact even worse than yesterday. We left the RV about 11:30 AM and drove south to Cardston, Alberta to tour the Remington Carriage Museum. It was a sunny and about 58 degrees F when we arrived at the museum. We had a very nice lunch at the museum cafe and then toured the museum, which has around 200 carriages on display. The Remington Carriage Museum claims to house the largest...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2009 - Cardston, Waterton, Logans Pass
Our night in Cardston was yet another adventure. As I said before it was very windy driving down. We were anxious to get in our motel room and relax. We picked our motel from a list they printed off for us at the visitors center in Calgary. Was just remodeled, you know the rest. We checked in and when I couldn't get on the Internet that should have been a clue. But no I think because of wind that could be the reason I can't get on. We have dinner, settle down for the night. Oh by the way TV was in other room so we moved our mattress so we...Jump to full entry
Jun 15, 2008 - Carriages and Mormons
Today we visited the Remington Carriage Museum, just a few minutes walk from the campground. The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America, with over 250 carriages, buggies, wagons and sleighs. We started exploring the museum by taking one of the hourly guided tours which revealed some of the fascinating stories associated with the vehicles and how the museum had come about. Don Remington a local business man started collecting carriges in 1954 when he restored a cutter to bring Santa...Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2008 - Oh Canada
Today we crossed our northern borders, into Alberta. The trip to the border was uneventful, and going through Customs, took some time. The reason for that was the fact that I brought into Canada, a shotgun, with all the proper papers. We had 3 officers, with me as they checked serial numbers, barrel lenght, and gun length. They were very surprised that I had all the proper papers typed in as I got to customs. They took our Passports, and ran both of us through their databanks, guess what, we passed. Because Marianne had a different name on...Jump to full entry
Jul 31, 2006 - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
As Chet was decided which way to travel today, he saw the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on the map. The other day, I had read an article about this historic site, and I told Chet about it. Since it was on the way down to the border, we decided to detour the ten miles and see what exactly what this was. Although we did not see any buffalo jumping, the Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump Historic Site was very interesting. Years ago, Indians would direct the buffalo to the cliff near here and spooked them so they would jump off the cliff to their...Jump to full entry